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Numbers 27:16

    Numbers 27:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, put a man at the head of this people,

    Webster's Revision

    Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

    World English Bible

    "Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

    Definitions for Numbers 27:16

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 27:16

    The Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh - See the notes on Numbers 16:22.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 27:16

    The God of the spirits of all flesh - An acknowledgment that man, who is but flesh (compare Genesis 6:3), is of himself helpless; and "lives and moves and has his being" in God Acts 17:28. The words are suitably employed here to introduce an entreaty that God would not leave the congregation without a guide and leader, and in Numbers 16:22 as a preface to an intercession that the whole people should not suffer for the sin of a, few.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 27:16

    27:16 The Lord of the spirits of all flesh - God of all men: the searcher of spirits, that knowest who is fit for this great employment; the father and giver and governor of spirits, who canst raise and suit the spirits of men to the highest and hardest works.